Brock in the 2011 NFL preseason.
|Date of birth:June 10, 1978|
|Place of birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)||Weight: 274 lb (124 kg)|
|NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 7 / Pick: 238|
|Debuted in 2002 for the Indianapolis Colts|
|* Philadelphia Eagles ( 2002)*
|Career highlights and awards|
|* Super Bowl Champion (XLI)
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2011|
|Stats at NFL.com|
He played college football at Temple. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round of the 2002 NFL Draft, but was never signed by them. Brock subsequently played for the Indianapolis Colts for 8 years, winning a Super Bowl with them, and most recently with the Seattle Seahawks for 2 years.
Early years[edit | edit source]
Brock grew up in the Germantown area of Philadelphia. He is the son of Zachary Dixon, a former NFL running back and return man from 1979-85. He spent most of his childhood with his mother, Patricia, but lived with his father in Maryland in fifth grade and spent much of his summers with him.
He attended Murrell Dobbins Tech in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was a letterman in football until his graduation in 1996. He played tight end, linebacker, and punter. As a freshman, he helped the team win the Philadelphia Public League championship. As a 6-foot-3, 240-pound senior, he was all-Philadelphia first-team selection by The Philadelphia Inquirer after racking up 88 tackles, five sacks and six interceptions as a linebacker. 
College career[edit | edit source]
Brock was a four-year letterman at defensive end for Temple University and started 39 career games. He finished his career with 184 tackles, 20 sacks, and 38 stops for losses. He graduated in May 2001 with an undergraduate's degree in Marketing.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
NFL draft[edit | edit source]
Despite his impressive pedigree and stats, Brock was downgraded by draft experts due to his less-than-desired height for a defensive end and lack of quickness and jumping ability to make up for it. Brock was drafted in the 7th round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles, but was cut on July 25, 2002, before the 2002 season began, due to an inability to fit him into their rookie salary cap. Brock's agent commented that there was significant interest from other teams about signing him and that "The Eagles will look bad if one of two things happen: if Raheem turns out to be a player at a position that's hard to find good players, or if one of the Eagles' defensive linemen gets injured."
Indianapolis Colts[edit | edit source]
Brock was claimed off waivers by the Indianapolis Colts on July 28, 2002. During his 8 seasons with the Colts, he started 104 regular-season games (76 at defensive end and 28 at tackle), frequently alternating with Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis. He had 28.5 sacks and 408 tackles,while forcing 12 fumbles and recovering 15 fumbles. He helped the Colts win Super Bowl XLI and played his last game for them in Super Bowl XLIV. He was released on March 7, 2010. In 2013, he was named to The Indianapolis Star’s "All-time Indianapolis Colts team."
Tennessee Titans[edit | edit source]
Brock signed with the Tennessee Titans on August 12, 2010. He was released on September 5.
Seattle Seahawks[edit | edit source]
Brock signed with the Seattle Seahawks on September 8, 2010.
During Brock's 2010 season with the Seahawks, he posted 9.0 regular season sacks, a career high, and recorded 2.5 sacks during the post season. His 10.5 sacks during 2010 are both career Highs and season highs for Brock.
He return for 1 season in Seattle after failing to get a longer contract anywhere else. Seattle then drafted Bruce Irvin in the 1st round of the 2012 draft to replace Brock, leaving him as an unsigned free agent.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
On the morning of November 13, 2010, Brock was pulled over after being observed driving 85-90 mph in a 60 mph zone. A preliminary breath test indicated a blood alcohol concentration of .133; the legal limit in Washington is .08. Later breath tests at the University of Washington Police Department measured Brock's BAC at .115 and .111. On December 6, 2011, more than a year after his DUI arrest, Brock was charged with driving under the influence. The King County prosecutor's office reportedly lost the file and only found it after a journalist from Philadelphia inquired about the status of the case.
On June 16, 2011, Brock was arrested for walking out on a $27 bar tab. On November 23, 2011, Brock was convicted of theft in the incident, but the conviction was overturned upon appeal on April 27, 2012.
References[edit | edit source]
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- Seattle Seahawks bio
- Danny O'Neill, "Details of Raheem Brock's DUI arrest" from the Seattle Times' Seahawks Blog, November 18, 2010.